Sun Oct 22, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

In a Writing Life Circle with the theme of “Finding Your Stories in the Every Day,” you will have an opportunity for replenishment, and an honouring of your voice. “Writing Life” is to write from life and to create a writing life. In the circle, you’ll root your stories in the present, in the life you’ve created for yourself. You’ll reflect back on your gifts from the journey, integrating your memories into the here and now. You’ll plant seeds of compassion along the way. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned writer, you will have a chance to write what has meaning for you. A labyrinth walk will offer calm, rebalance, and further insight into finding your stories in the every day.

Mary Ann Moore brings her passion for poetry and for writing as a spiritual practice to the circles she offers.  As a poet, writer and circle leader, she has twenty years of experience  writing in community and finds great delight in seeing people awaken their creative potential. As well as day-long circles at Bethlehem Centre and elsewhere, Mary Ann offers six-week women’s writing circles called Writing Life. Mary Ann’s poetry, fiction and personal essays have appeared in chapbooks, literary journals, websites, anthologies, on CD and in a full-length book of poems, Fishing for Mermaids (Leaf Press, 2014). She writes a blog at and offers a mentoring program called Writing Home: A Whole Life Practice which you can learn more about on her website:

The goals of this four-session program are:

  • To provide a safe place for people to tell their stories.
  • To find the still centre of ourselves and of the circle.
  • To write what has heart and meaning for us.
  • To realize our role as leaders in a circle of leaders.
  • To remember the divine feminine and embrace our female and male teachers.
  • To become a community of peers slowing down to a natural rhythm.

Other workshops in this series are:

Maps of the Possible —  Saturday, November 18, 2017, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Place You Already Are: Poetry as Medicine —  Sunday, December 10, 2017, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You must register for each of these workshops individually.



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